Sunnis and Shia joined in Baghdad for historic peace march!
Approximately 1,000 Iraqi citizens, of both Shia and Sunni religions, joined together on the sectarian fault line in Rawaniyah, the Karkh District of Baghdad, to march with one another in what they called a “Peace March”, Dec. 19. (MNF-I)
It was an Iraqi initiative to ease sectarian tensions, solely driven by Iraqi Neighborhood Council (NAC) and District Advisory Council (DAC) leaders and Sheiks from both religious sects in the area –MNF-I.
Sondrak notes that this peace protest is really about peace.
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This follows Saturday’s historic Reconciliation meeting in southern Baghdad.
Iraqi tribal leaders arrive for a reconciliation meeting between the Sunnis of Hawr Rajab, and neighboring Abu Disheer, a Shiite area, in southern Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007. (AP Photo/ Loay Hameed)
Oh… And the parks were pretty busy this weekend as well.
Iraqi teens dance in Zawraa park in central Baghdad, Iraq Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007. Residents of Baghdad packed the capital’s parks and amusement rides on Saturday, taking advantage of a lull in violence and the Islamic feast of Eid al-Adha to venture out of their homes in droves. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)